Monday, May 4, 2009

Embossed Wax Paper Resist

Today's Technique Challenge at Splitcoaststampers gave me a chance to add another card to the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge today! The background was created by running a sheet of wax paper through the Cuttlebug using the Congratulations embossing folder. The paper was then ironed onto a sheet of glossy white paper and brayed with Real Red ink by Stampin' Up.

I stamped the mortar board with Basic Gray and Memento Tuxedo Black. The tassel was created by wrapping black DMC floss around a fork and knotting. I cut out the hat, wrapped the end of the tassel around a brad in the center of the hat, and attached it to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamps: 3 Step Graduation and Mix It Up! by Kitchen Sink Stamps

Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Glossy White, and US White by Stampin' Up

Ink: Real Red and Basic Gray by Stampin' Up, Memento Tuxedo Black

Embellishment: Brad, DMC Floss, Dimensionals

Tools: Cuttlebug Congratulations Embossing Folder


  1. Very cool technique Lynn!! Looks great with your grad card! :)

  2. Very nice card, Lynn! Love the look of the background!! I also love how you made the tassel. TFS~

  3. Fabulous card Lynn, neat effect with the wax paper. Thanks for passing on how you did it! Your handmade tassel is the best! :D

  4. Wow, this looks fabulous and a wonderful way to help someone celebrate this big day in their lives. And of course, your cards are real keepers.

  5. Love the effect of the wax paper...definitely need to give this technique a try! Great grad card!


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